HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c85W
56. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Labour how many applications have been received by the Appointments Office during the past six months; and for how many applicants this office has been able to find positions.

Mr. Isaacs

During the six months ended 16th September, 1946, 64,640 persons, including those in employment and seeking other posts, applied to the Appointments Department; the number of persons registered as unemployed fell from 23,013 to 20,878; 24,310 vacancies were notified, of which 12,580 were filled The final selection rests, of course, with the employer concerned. A larger number and a wider variety of vacancies would materially assist.